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The Mold Medics Team decided to start this blog as an effort to combat some of the misinformation around mold and mold remediation. We hope that through these posts our customers and the general public will have a better understanding of Mold, Mold removal, and the health risks that mold may pose to your household and family. As we continue to learn together, we encourage you to share these posts with your friends and family so that they may also be informed. 

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5 Places a Mold Infestation can Form in Your Home

Unfortunately, most homes contain the ideal conditions for rapid mold infestation. From unfinished basements to poorly insulated attics, it’s not uncommon for mold to grow—and spread—rather quickly when gone untreated in easy-to-miss areas. In addition to the hefty costs associated with mold removal services, toxic mold infestation can cause serious health complications to you and

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Common Causes and Symptoms of Black Mold-Related Illness

A mold infestation in your home is often an expensive and dangerous issue, especially when it’s a case of toxic black mold. Unfortunately, toxic black mold is common in the Pittsburgh area. It’s visible in the form of a dark fungus with a distinct musty mildew odor that releases toxic spores called mycotoxins, which cause

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Summer Mold Prevention Tips

Despite the awesome cookouts, long vacations, pool days, and beautiful weather that all come with the summer months, there’s also an unfortunate downside to it all. In Pittsburgh, summertime is widely known as “mold season.” The increased risk of mold in the summer months occurs due to several factors. The combination of humid temperatures and

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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Mold Growth after Remediation

Excess water and mold growth It’s no surprise that Pittsburgh received a record amount of rainfall in 2018. In September 2018 alone, Allegheny County accumulated over seven inches of rainwater. Since many homes in the region experience water intrusion, mold growth has spiked. With hundreds of homes affected and treated for this, it leaves many

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5 Unconventional ways to humidify your home in the winter

What is relative humidity? In the mold remediation world, we often talk about keeping relative humidity in check. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor that is in the air compared to how much water the air could actually hold at any given temperature. With heavy rains and humid air in spring, summer, and

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How to avoid mold growth in your bathroom

Why Do I Get Mold In My Bathroom? Author and social leader Bryant McGill said, “Balance in life is the key to everything.” He may not be speaking directly of moisture in your bathroom, but the saying also applies. Too much of anything can become a poison. And bathroom moisture causes big problems if imbalanced. In

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